Nominating a compliance champion is a great way to recognize and celebrate individuals who have made significant contributions to promoting compliance and ethical behavior within our organization. Overall, a compliance champion is a dedicated individual who not only understands the importance of compliance but also actively works to embed a culture of compliance throughout the organization by exemplifying these qualities and inspiring others to do the same.
You can nominate a colleague as a Compliance Champion leading up to and during National Compliance & Ethics Week 2023 (11/6 - 11/10). Nominations will be reviewed and a prize awarded to one lucky nominee at the end of Compliance & Ethics Week!
What is a Compliance Champion?
A compliance champion is an individual within an organization who takes a role in promoting and upholding compliance with relevant laws, regulations, policies, and ethical standards.
Some key qualities and attributes of a compliance champion:
Proactive: A compliance champion often takes the initiative to identify potential compliance risks and raise them before they become issues.
Problem solver: Compliance champions often have the desire to find creative solutions to complex compliance issues.
Integrity: Compliance champions are role models for ethical behavior and are trusted by colleagues to act with integrity.
Communication Skills: Compliance champions communicate potential compliance issues promptly and clearly.
Collaborative: They should be able to work with different departments and teams to ensure that compliance is integrated into the organization's processes.
Persistent: Compliance work can be challenging, and a compliance champion should be persistent in pursuing compliance goals even in the face of obstacles.
Adherence to Confidentiality: Compliance often involves handling sensitive information. Compliance champions must maintain confidentiality and ensure that sensitive data is protected.
Updated: The compliance champion should stay current with changes in laws and regulations that affect the organization and ensure that compliance practices are up to date.